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The Supreme Court granted emergency stay applications along ideological lines. Liberal Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor voted against granting a stay. (Credit: Law360)

Supreme Court Stays EPA's Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan while it's being challenged in court, dealing a significant defeat to the Obama administration’s efforts to defend the controversial rule slashing carbon emissions from existing power plants.

  • FDA Panel OKs Celltrion Biosimilar Of Janssen's Remicade

    After a grueling debate, an independent panel on Tuesday advised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve Celltrion’s copy of Janssen Biotech’s blockbuster immunosuppressant Remicade, the latest step forward for the emerging biosimilars industry.

  • Pa. Lawmakers Urge Congress To Drop Sports Betting Ban

    A Pennsylvania House of Representatives resolution urging Congress to overturn the federal ban on sports betting passed overwhelmingly through committee Tuesday.

  • Kirkland Can't Collect Fee Fight Costs In Samson Ch. 11

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Monday refused to allow Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP to seek reimbursement from Samson Resources Corp. for any expenses from defending their fees, noting a recent Delaware decision blocked similar cost requests.

  • Defense Attys Support Blackwater Guards In DC Circ. Appeal

    The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on Monday threw its weight behind four former Blackwater guards' efforts to overturn their convictions from a 2007 shooting in Iraq, telling the D.C. Circuit the case is rife with "prosecutorial overreaching and vindictiveness."

  • DC Circ. Orders Court To Take On Medicare Appeals Backlog

    The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday said a district court has jurisdiction to order the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to cut down a massive backlog of disputed Medicare claims following complaints by the American Hospital Association.

  • Monsanto To Pay $80M SEC Penalty Over Roundup Accounting

    Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay an $80 million penalty and retain an independent consultant to settle charges it violated accounting rules and misstated earnings related to its flagship Roundup herbicide, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday.